Mobile Police Make Combridge Cops Look Good After Tasering a Deaf Man Who Could Not Hear There Request To Exit A Public Bathroom
If you agree with the President that the Cambridge Police Acted stupidly in arresting Professor Henry Louis Gates inside his own home for disorderly conduct, you will agree that the Mobile, Alabama Police are stupid in tasering a deaf man for staying inside the bathroom of a Dollar General too long as a result of an upset stomach.
Antonio Love, a deaf and mentally disabled Alabama resident, was pepper sprayed and Tasered when Mobile Police were unable to verbally get him to come out of a bathroom authorities report. To add insult to injury, the stupid officers attempted to book the 37-year-old on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer, but the magistrate on duty at the jail refused to accept any of those charges.
Why are the officers stupid? They are stupid because once the officers realized that Love was deaf and observed that he had mental challenges (they allegedly called him “crazy” in the police car), they still attempted to put him behind bars. And if that sequence of events isn’t enough to disgust you, then how about this:
“I saw police laugh at me,” Love wrote [in a note describing his experience] “I don’t care them. I don’t want escape. I just wait long.” The magistrate refused to sign the arrest warrant, voiding the officers’ legal right to hold Love.
The officers took him home.
According to the note, Love gave directions as best he could.
“Police told me that I’m crazy. I don’t understand,” the note says.
The police eventually found his house.
“When he walked in, his shirt was ripped and he was just in a daze,” his brother, Brodrick, said. “When I went outside, they [the police] took off. They stamped on that pedal.”
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